OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. -- A Kansas man was killed over the weekend when he was hit by a car following an accident involving a deer.
The accident happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday on I-35 near mile marker 163 in southeast Osage County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Toyota sedan was northbound when it struck a deer. The driver got out, leaving the car partially in the left lane and partially in the median.
Another car approached and moved to the right lane to avoid the other car. As that car went right, an approaching SUV tried to avoid the disabled car by turning left into the median. The SUV then struck the driver of the Toyota.
He was pronounced dead at the scene and has since been identified as 23-year-old Travis M. Sanders of Lawrence.
The 21-year-old driver of the SUV and his 22-year-old passenger, both of Leawood, were not injured.